Data Shows Where America Gets its Health Coverage


Charles Gaba is an independent web designer in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. For several years now he has been making life easier for every journalist who follows the Affordable Care Act by heroically compiling health insurance enrollments under the law, explaining developments, debunking myths, and hectoring the nearly infinite sources of mis- and disinformation (not excepting, on occasion, the Department of Health and Human Services) into getting things right. His handiwork can be found at, and he tweets at @charles_gaba.

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Over 1/2 of Americans receive government health insurance or government subsidized health insurance:

  • 48.7% from government programs
  • 2.9% from Affordable Care Act subsidies